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Blackbird: A Novel

Debut novel Blackbird out in November 2017 via Skyhorse.

Pre-order now at Amazon.com.

Enter to win a free copy at Goodreads.com (now through August 15, 2017).



Michael Fiegel (aka aeonite) is a writer and game designer best known as the creator of Ninja Burger and the Day of the Ninja. He has written for and supported several MMORPGS, including Aion: The Tower of Eternity and Aion: Assault on Balaurea, TERA, and Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, as well as the interactive fiction game The Away Team. He has also written and designed multiple acclaimed pen-and-paper RPGs including Hellas: Worlds of Sun & Stone, Vox, and the ENnie award-winning Folkloric: Baba Yaga.

He has written numerous articles, reviews and columns for a variety of Internet properties and magazines, including Dragon Magazine, The Escapist, Gamegrene, R. Talsorian, and Slashdot. From 2002 to 2005 he was the Lead Columns Editor for RPG.net. He was also an early member of Fark.com and created many of that site’s graphics during its fledgling years, including the logo.

In addition to his work as a writer and designer, he has worked in multiple fields including technical writing, QA, radio copywriting and news editing. From 2011 to 2015 he was a Community Manager and Fair Play Manager at KIXEYE, during which time he earned a Certificate in Private Investigation from the University of Washington.

He is currently working on publishing his first novel (titled Blackbird) and writing his next few. He is represented by Victoria Sanders & Associates, LLC.


Fast Food

Fast food seems to be a theme in a lot of what I write. In Iconoclast, a text-based MUD I wrote most of, I spent an inordinate amount of time implementing an assortment of fast food restaurants around the city of New Aurora, both in and out of the mall food court, despite the fact …

Origin Story

In late May of 1999, I moved from Buffalo, NY to the Washington, DC area. This wasn’t a one-shot thing; it involved a few car trips back-and-forth, in the ’88 Chevy Beretta I’d inherited. The first two trips went fine, but unbeknownst to me the car was on its last legs. And so it happened …

Getting Started

Today is sort of the beginning of the end of the beginning. I started writing Blackbird, my first novel, on July 6, 1999, but while there’s clearly only one beginning, there were multiple endings. Drafts, revisions, times when I thought it was really done, times when I doubted. Now, though, the part where no one really …


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